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Accent Reduction 2013 Chicago ASHA Convention

ASHA stands for the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. It is the certificating body for both speech language pathologists and audiologists. They advocate for professional needs and for those who they serve, as well as, provide recommendations for professionals and individuals regarding best practices. The annual convention will be held in Chicago, IL (November 14-16) in 2013. This year the convention will be held at the McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. There are hundreds of sessions, posters, and presentations on a multiple of topics.

The program is starting to reflect the growing interest in accent modification/accent reduction. A total of 16 presentations (14 of which are posters) directly related to the topic will be be offered this year. This is based on using ASHA’s online program planner for a quick search using the term “accent.” This information was taken directly from Compton P-ESL’s website in order to provide everyone with the highest quality information. Here is a link to the original source, here.  The convention’s web page can be found on the ASHA website here.

Within the realm of accents and accent modification, the topics are diverse: prosody training, accented instructors and students, and even an independent inquiry on the efficacy of the P-ESL program.  So if you’re attending the convention, be sure to top off your tank with four to five hours worth of empirical data that will make you a better instructor.

Here’s the information from ASHA’s Convention Program Planner:

Session Code: 7069 Poster Board 169
Title: The Effect of Visual Feedback on Second-Language Learners
Presenter(s): Mallori Jurgenson U of Minnesota – Duluth (presenting author); Anna Schuman U of Minnesota – Duluth (presenting author)
Day: Thursday, November 14, 2013Time: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Session Format: PosterPDH(s): 15 Minutes
Location: McCormick PlaceRoom: Hall F2

Session Code: 7088 Poster Board 188
Title: Teamwork: Corporate SLPs in the Business World, Improving Communication Disorders & Differences in the Workplace
Presenter(s): LaBrita Jeanene Cash-Baskett Fundamental Focus (presenting author); Katie Schwartz Business Speech Improvement (presenting author)
Day: Thursday, November 14, 2013Time: 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Session Format: PosterPDH(s): 15 Minutes
Location: McCormick PlaceRoom: Hall F2

Session Code: 7101 Poster Board 201
Title: Comparing Efficacy of Three Different Treatment Systems for Production of /r/ Sound by Native Korean Speakers
Presenter(s): Kelly Maguire William Paterson U of New Jersey (presenting author); Yan Yu William Paterson U of New Jersey; Carole Gelfer William Paterson U of New Jersey
Day: Thursday, November 14, 2013Time: 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Session Format: PosterPDH(s): 15 Minutes
Location: McCormick PlaceRoom: Hall F2

Session Code: 7103 Poster Board 203
Title: Identifying Reliable Predictors of Oral Proficiency in Non-Native Speakers
Presenter(s): Marie Sanford Ithaca Coll (presenting author); Anne Escobedo Ithaca Coll (presenting author); Julie Balazs Ithaca Coll (presenting author)
Day: Thursday, November 14, 2013Time: 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Session Format: PosterPDH(s): 15 Minutes
Location: McCormick PlaceRoom: Hall F2

Session Code: 7105 Poster Board 205
Title: Phonological Processes in Sentences Produced by Adult Japanese English-Language Learners
Presenter(s): Lana Schrock McDaniel Miami U (presenting author); Amber Franklin Miami U (presenting author)
Day: Thursday, November 14, 2013Time: 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Session Format: PosterPDH(s): 15 Minutes
Location: McCormick PlaceRoom: Hall F2

Session Code: 7160 Poster Board 260
Title: An Accent-Modification Action Plan for Linguistically Diverse SLP Graduate Students
Presenter(s): Marie Sanford Ithaca Coll (presenting author); Ana Gomon Ithaca Coll (presenting author)
Day: Thursday, November 14, 2013Time: 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Session Format: PosterPDH(s): 15 Minutes
Location: McCormick PlaceRoom: Hall F2

Session Code: 1201
Title: Prosody & Its Effects on Adult Second-Language Acquisition
Presenter(s): Derick Deweber HCR ManorCare (presenting author); Frank Boutsen U of Oklahoma Health Scis Ctr (presenting author)
Day: Thursday, November 14, 2013Time: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Session Format: Seminar 1-hourPDH(s): 1 Hrs
Location: McCormick PlaceRoom: S106

Session Code: 7572 Poster Board 188
Title: Efficacy of the Compton P-ESL Program
Presenter(s): Elisa Huff St. Ambrose U (presenting author); Brenda Ferguson St. Ambrose U (presenting author)
Day: Friday, November 15, 2013Time: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Session Format: PosterPDH(s): 15 Minutes
Location: McCormick PlaceRoom: Hall F2

Session Code: 5046
Title: How to Conduct Prosodic Training for Foreign Accent Management
Presenter(s): Alison Behrman Iona Coll (presenting author)
Day: Friday, November 15, 2013Time: 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Session Format: Technical ClinicalPDH(s): 30 Minutes
Location: Hyatt Regency McCormick PlaceRoom: Field

Session Code: 7642 Poster Board 258
Title: Challenges Faced & Lessons Learned by an Accented Speech-Language Pathologist
Presenter(s): Anne Marie Kubat Purdue U (presenting author); Barbara Cicholski Purdue U (presenting author); Virginia Linos Hamilton Southeastern Sch (presenting author)
Day: Friday, November 15, 2013Time: 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Session Format: PosterPDH(s): 15 Minutes
Location: McCormick PlaceRoom: Hall F2

Session Code: 8158 Poster Board 290
Title: The Identification & Discrimination of Vowel Productions of Cantonese-Accented English
Presenter(s): Yang Chen Duquesne U (presenting author); Manwa Ng Hong Kong U (presenting author)
Day: Saturday, November 16, 2013Time: 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Session Format: PosterPDH(s): 15 Minutes
Location: McCormick PlaceRoom: Hall F2

Session Code: 8032 Poster Board 164
Title: Accent Group: Using a Mixed-Group Format to Address Pronunciation Concerns
Presenter(s): Stacey Wallen Georgia St U (presenting author)
Day: Saturday, November 16, 2013Time: 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Session Format: PosterPDH(s): 15 Minutes
Location: McCormick PlaceRoom: Hall F2

Session Code: 8060 Poster Board 192
Title: Psychosocial Outcomes From an Accent Modification Program for International Students
Presenter(s): Emily Bruno Northeastern U (presenting author); Sarah Young-Hong Northeastern U; Lorraine Book Northeastern U (presenting author)
Day: Saturday, November 16, 2013Time: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Session Format: PosterPDH(s): 15 Minutes
Location: McCormick PlaceRoom: Hall F2

Session Code: 8061 Poster Board 193
Title: Tactile Intervention for Accent Modification: Speech Buddies
Presenter(s): Jenna Luque Northwestern U (presenting author); Erin Leddon Northwestern U; Julia Moore Northwestern U (presenting author)
Day: Saturday, November 16, 2013Time: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Session Format: PosterPDH(s): 15 Minutes
Location: McCormick PlaceRoom: Hall F2

Session Code: 8325 Poster Board 457
Title: Dynamic Aspects of Vowel Production in Mandarin-Accented English
Presenter(s): Jeffrey Berry Marquette U (presenting author); An Ji Marquette U; Michael Johnson Marquette U
Day: Saturday, November 16, 2013Time: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Session Format: PosterPDH(s): 15 Minutes
Location: McCormick PlaceRoom: Hall F2

Session Code: 8073 Poster Board 205
Title: Adults’ Perceptions & Comprehension of Foreign Accented Speakers
Presenter(s): Jenny Havlovick U of Wisconsin – Stevens Point (presenting author); Gary Cumley U of Wisconsin – Stevens Point; Maggie Watson U of Wisconsin – Stevens Point; Cynthia Forster U of Wisconsin – Stevens Point
Day: Saturday, November 16, 2013Time: 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Session Format: PosterPDH(s): 15 Minutes
Location: McCormick PlaceRoom: Hall F2